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Novenche Conference Player of the Year

HERKIMER, NY – Herkimer Generals baseball player John Novenche was named Conference Player of the Year in May, helping his team to a 22-2 overall conference record and the program’s fifth consecutive Mountain Valley Conference title under Head Coach Jason Rathbun.

Novenche – a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College – led the conference in hits with 37, was second in runs scored (30) and runs batted in (27), third in doubles with 10 and 12th in slugging percentage (.671) from the leadoff spot in the lineup. The outfielder’s best game came against Hudson Valley on the road in May where he collected a season-high four RBI in a 6-5 comeback victory, helping the program to the conference title in the process. Previous to his four runs batted in, Novenche had three games with three runs batted in. They came in a 21-5 win over SUNY Adirondack, 11-6 win over Columbia-Greene and 10-0 win over Schenectady.

“John had a great year for us and we will miss him very much,” said Jason Rathbun. “I wish we had him longer than one season, but he became a part of our family quickly!”

-Giorgio Varlaro

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